3 Things I Learned Last Week 6.7.15

This week: Female 1960’s programmer who saved Apollo 11, Pinterest Pins for Sale, Startup Activity Takes Upward Bounce

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Credit Goes to Margaret Hamilton
Few people know that the team that wrote the moon landing software was headed up by a female coder named Margaret Hamilton. In fact, because many of the workers were women, the core rope memory used in the software became known by engineers as “LOL memory.” LOL stood for “little old lady.” Read more about Margaret Hamilton and her team’s contributions to the Space Age.

Purchase Pinterest Pins
Say that fast three times in a row! Pinterest has introduced a new feature that lets users purchase products pinned to the site. Find out more.

The State of Startups
According to a recent Kauffman Foundation report, most states are seeing an uptick in startup activity. How are Missouri and Kansas faring?

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About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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